TV News: Outlander, Manhattan, Mad, Heart

By Garth Franklin Friday April 18th 2014 11:39PM
TV News: Outlander, Manhattan, Mad, Heart

Starz has unveiled a new photo from its "Outlander" TV series showcasing clan leaders and brothers Dougal and Colum MacKenzie, played by Graham McTavish and Gary Lewis respectively. [Source: Facebook]

The first trailer has arrived for WGN America's 13-episode scripted series "Manhattan" which premieres in July. John Benjamin Hickey, Daniel Stern, Olivia Williams, Ashley Zukerman and Rachel Brosnahan star.

The story follows the brilliant but flawed scientists and their families during the clandestine mission to build the world's first atomic bomb in Los Alamos.

Mad Men
The first DVR data for Mad Men's seventh and final season opener is in with the episode growing nearly 75% among adults 18-49 in Live+3 data.

Among total viewers the episode is up 62% to 3.7 million viewers, down 15% from the Live+3 ratings from last season's premiere. It's also estimated that 54% of the show's adult viewers 25-54 earn over $100,000 a year. [Source: The Live Feed]

Comedian George Lopez's Travieso Production Company is teaming with IDW Entertainment on a TV series adaptation of the horror comedy comic book series "Wormwood". "The Simpsons" writer David M. Stern will write the pilot and serve as an executive producer.

The story follows a trans-dimensional demigod worm who has a tendency to save the world from supernatural trouble by possessing well-dressed corpses and out-thinking whatever threats come his way. [Source: The Live Feed]

The Normal Heart
The full trailer has arrived for Ryan Murphy's tele movie adaptation of the acclaimed play "The Normal Heart". The trailer covers the political and personal aspects of the early days of the AIDS epidemic.

There's also scenes of a peroxided Taylor Kitsch shirtless and making out with other guys to hook in audiences not keen on "message movies".